Personhood Research Paper

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A person is not born; instead, they are made with time. As mentioned in class, psychologists would agree with this as persons are ethical and moral objects. As such, the development of Homo sapiens into ethonomous, moral persons must coincide with aging, cultural or religious influence and development of mental processes. Therefore, this essay will attempt to organize the actualization of personhood with the natural life stages of Homo sapiens. The development will track human beings as they transition through states of the autonomous rational substance, the rational ethical subject, and lastly the ethonomous moral person. Furthermore, a discussion will ensue to clearly define personhood and actualization of personhood. When Homo sapiens …show more content…
This is what was meant by the Ancient Greek aphorism of gnōthi seauton. It literally means know the ethos of yourself. The confirmed Homo sapien may begin knowing ethos through bible scriptures. Cultural documents may also be introduced at this stage. The rational ethical subject who is a citizen of the United States may read the constitution. The stage is for self-discovery and further suition. The subject has begun a process of reconciling acts with ethos and learning about the self. This is essential for integrating into the cultural surroundings and religious leanings of the population. It reveals necessary information which will define the subject through physical and historical manifestations of cultural heritage. This allows for the identification of what is self and …show more content…
Blystone’s theory of actors wearing masks as persons. This theory incorporates suision, cultural deontic, praxeology, axiology, and wearing an ethos or mask. Essentially, rational ethical subjects must take upon their ethos cultural deontic to wear as a mask. This will give the appearance that societal moral values are being upheld. This gives rise to the ethonomous moral person. The person may wear many masks as they mediate between their autonomous self and cultural deontic. It also gives the Homo sapiens a sense of belonging. According to Hartmann, this gives rise to the “I and Thou” which seeks to separate moral values by observing the behavior of their ethos. Thereby, persons are defined by the culture they find themselves in. Persons must play a part in

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